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David Pinsky, P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer of Westfield’s engineering firm Tighe and Bond Inc., was appointed to Boston’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) board of directors. In this newly elected role, Pinsky will serve as secretary for fiscal year 2014.(Read Full Article)
On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.
The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
three research centers:
- Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
- Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
- Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the quasi-public agency tasked with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, is accepting applications for the 2013 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program. All applications are due by noon on Oct. 24 and can be submitted online via the agency's website, masslifesciences.com.(Read Full Article)
Michael Rust, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Western New England University, was recently awarded the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award recognizes excellence in biomedical engineering educators in their first five years of teaching.(Read Full Article)
The awards — $95 million to UMass Amherst and $5.5 million to the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield — are part of a $1 billion, 10-year investment on the part of the state designed to stimulate growth of its life-sciences supercluster, considered the largest in the country. When asked what this latest investment would mean for the Western Mass. region and the state as a whole, Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the MLSC, said simply, “drive economic development and job creation.”(Read Full Article)
Cloud computing is available through commercial vendors such as Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc, but using them can be both costly and too slow. Just getting Big Data to computing clusters powerful enough to analyze it can be an elaborate ordeal that can take days. The size of such files can easily overwhelm the computer networks and Internet connections of most small companies, and there are bottlenecks and traffic jams along the way that further slow down delivery.(Read Full Article)
The MLSC’s Internship Challenge enables life sciences companies of 100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts, or 250 or fewer worldwide, to identify and hire interns interested in developing their careers in the life sciences industry. The MLSC maintains an online portal to help companies find qualified interns, and reimburses companies for their interns’ salaries, up to $7,200 per intern. Larger life sciences companies may source interns through the MLSC’s online portal, but are not eligible for reimbursement.(Read Full Article)
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s efforts to join the big leagues of research institutions got a supercharge last week in the form of a $95 million state grant that will be used to advance life sciences projects in the Pioneer Valley. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said receipt of the grant – the largest amount to date under Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s $1 billion life sciences initiative signed into law in 2008 – will make UMass-Amherst’s research profile more prominent, help it attract students and faculty and “make it a center of industry collaboration and technology transfer.”(Read Full Article)
Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick and other luminaries announced that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”) will fund a $95 Million project at UMass and a $5.5 Million project at Baystate Health. Although ten speakers weighed in on this yesterday at the press conference, none told the beginning of the story.(Read Full Article)
Gov. Deval L Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Thursday awarded $100 million to life science capital projects including $95 million to the University of Massachusetts to outfit half of the new $157 million life sciences building. Three new centers will be created in that building and will lead to myriad jobs, said Susan Windham-Bannister, the president and COE of the life sciences center.(Read Full Article)
Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts
Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.(Read Full Article)
From the floor of the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) said Monday it was launching a new International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP) to enable the group to partner with other nations to award funding to support R&D in Massachusetts and in the partnering nations. The international program will promote collaboration between life sciences companies and to increase the development of new products for commercialization.(Read Full Article)
Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer
A $32 million science lab project is slated to begin this summer at Central High School as approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed within two years. The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.(Read Full Article)
EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
business development opportunities or any other interest in western
Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
in Springfield, too.
April 14-16 Consultants Forum FDI St. Louis
April 22-25 BIO International Convention Chicago
May 13-15 Plastics in Medical Devices Boston (Waltham)
June 17-21 Paris Air Show
September 23-26 Adva Med Washington
November 20-22 Medica Düsseldorf
December 2-4 ...(Read Full Article)
Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.(Read Full Article)
Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced Thursday during a visit to Holyoke Community College more than $9 million in grants for life sciences-related capital projects in Western Massachusetts.(Read Full Article)
Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.(Read Full Article)
The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
“The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...
The horizon has expanded for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students in precision manufacturing jobs, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The quasi-public center chose Smith out of a pool of 35 applicants for the $100,000 grant, which will be used to purchase two turning machines that can be used to manufacture precision products for industries such as medicine and aerospace, where the standards for parts and tools are high.(Read Full Article)